Ryan was born and raised in South Florida in the small beach town of Delray. He moved to Texas in 2014 to attend Baylor University where he received a BBA in Entrepreneurship. While at Baylor, Ryan started Campus Crates, a student storage and moving company which eventually sold to the UPS Store. Campus Crates is still alive and well today and is now active on the UT campus as well as several other campuses across Texas.
Today, Ryan owns and operates two businesses in the digital space. The first is Search Theory, a web development company focused on blue collar service businesses. Search Theory manages over 400 small business accounts across the country. Second, is Gyde, a member management software company that works with political groups, youth sports, schools+universities, and churches. The product allows these organizations to more effectively communicate, engage, and fundraise with their membership. Gyde recently closed a Series A round of funding and the future of the company is bright.
Ryan is also the head fundraiser for a non-profit Camp Cowboy which is based in Kempner, TX near Ft. Hood. The organization seeks to help combat veterans who have suffered physical and mental trauma from war through horse therapy and a safe atmosphere of others who face similar challenges.
Areas of expertise include: Customer Discovery, Marketing, Product Development, and Sales.